ISLAMABAD: A day after former president Asif Ali Zardari’s unleashed speech against military leadership, the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif comes with is statement saying censures against army isn’t acceptable.
PM said that criticising the army will only strengthen malicious elements working to undermine Pakistan and it is essential that all parties support the army at a time when it is involved in rooting out terrorism in Pakistan.
“The army and soldiers are fighting Operation Zarb-e-Azb and the whole nation supports them,” the PM said.
Staging a consultative meeting at the PM House to take Zardari’s remarks under discussion, Nawaz said that criticism against the armed forces is unacceptable.
He expressed that the integration and harmony between the army and political leaderships has strengthened democracy in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, last night in an uncharacteristically belligerent speech, Zardari lashed out against what he called ‘the character assassination of his party’ and warned the military leadership that if they did not end, he would expose the misdeeds of many generals.
Zardari said that army chiefs come and go after every three years but his political party has to maintain its position. He boasts that his party knows the country better and ‘we know how to run its affairs’.
He was addressing on oath-taking ceremony for PPP office-bearers from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. At this occasion, Zardari bragged that he knows the art of war better than anyone else.